Instead of Education

Instead of Education : Ways to Help People Do Things Better

By (author) John Holt


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John Holt is credited with launching today's huge and still growing homeschooling movement. This book is his most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion to call parents to save their children from schools of all kinds. Holt advocates self-directed learning and a creative life.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • 01 Jun 2004
  • Sentient Publications
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1591810094
  • 9781591810094
  • 53,663

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In Instead of Education ($15.95, Sentient Publications, Boulder, CO) John Holt says that parents must save their children from schools of all kinds because they kill creativity and do a bad job teaching even the basics. In short, this is a book about home schooling, one of the fastest growing trends in the nation. Why? Because the entire educational system in America has been steadily "dumbed down" since the 1960s. Holt has been a voice of common sense since the 1960s when his first book, How Children Fail, pointed out that you cannot force children to learn anything. Schools, since then, have been straight jackets into which both teachers and students are strapped by mandatory testing and, for seven million children, mind-altering drugs various "educators" decided these children needed. His new book is packed with great ideas and examples of how to create learning opportunities and environments outside of the established educational structure. This is an important book that every parent should read.

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